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Snapchat pushes out first in-app advert for horror movie

14 hours ago  by Darren Allan
Snapchat pushes out first in-app advert for horror movie
At the moment, adverts are only being deployed over in the US, but it probably won’t be long before that situation changes.

Microsoft confirms real-time analytics and machine learning support for Azure services

17 Oct 2014  by Barclay Ballard
Microsoft confirms real-time analytics and machine learning support for Azure services
The software giant announced the addition of several new features to its cloud platform to support Apache Hadoop, in an attempt to bring big data to more customers.

HP: webOS D-Day is 15 January

17 Oct 2014  by Jamie Hinks
HP: webOS D-Day is 15 January
All support for the operating system will be removed in January and owners of devices running the OS have been given a number of steps to take before the end of life.

Android Lollipop coming to Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 on 3 November

17 Oct 2014  by Darren Allan
Android Lollipop coming to Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 on 3 November
The newest incarnation of Android will emerge on Google’s tablets first, and sadly Nexus phone owners will have to wait until later next month.

How to get OS X Yosemite on your Apple computer

17 Oct 2014  by Darren Allan
How to get OS X Yosemite on your Apple computer
So you want Yosemite on your Mac? The good news is it’s a free upgrade, and here’s how you can bag your copy of OS X 10.10.

Apigee chosen to manage new online BBC Store

15 Oct 2014  by Barclay Ballard
Apigee chosen to manage new online BBC Store
BBC Worldwide has announced that its new direct to consumer retail platform, BBC Store, will launch in 2015 and will be powered by the Apigee Edge application programming interface platform.

iOS leads Android apps in terms of revenue, but Apple is well behind Google Play in pure download numbers

15 Oct 2014  by Darren Allan
iOS leads Android apps in terms of revenue, but Apple is well behind Google Play in pure download numbers
Apple and Google are constantly fighting the war of mobile apps, and according to the latest index from App Annie, in financial terms Cupertino remains the clear winner.

Ebola text-message system expanded in attempt to stem outbreak

15 Oct 2014  by Barclay Ballard
Ebola text-message system expanded in attempt to stem outbreak
Tera is currently used to send SMS messages to all handsets within a specified area in Sierra Leone but could be launched in seven other West African countries to warn of Ebola cases.

Skype releases new Snapchat-esque app, Skype Qik - but worries it might turn off older users

14 Oct 2014  by Sam Pudwell
Skype releases new Snapchat-esque app, Skype Qik - but worries it might turn off older users
Skype has made a bold move to reinvent itself by launching a new, mobile video messaging app that aims to appeal to a new audience by making the Skype experience more spontaneous.

New Windows 10 build is on the horizon as 1 million people download technical preview

14 Oct 2014  by Wayne Williams
New Windows 10 build is on the horizon as 1 million people download technical preview
Microsoft released the Windows 10 Technical Preview a fortnight ago, inviting testers to participate in the Windows Insider Program and help the company build a better operating system.

Rumour: Apple Pay set for 18 October launch

13 Oct 2014  by Barclay Ballard
Rumour: Apple Pay set for 18 October launch
The company’s new payments service could launch before the week is out, after a internal memo from the one of the platform’s launch partners was leaked online.